Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to Find North

If you get lost in a poplar forest, you are in luck!  There are two likely ways to find north.  And then, as the commercial says, you’ll be lost in the woods facing north. First, check the moss.  The mossier … Continue reading

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Strawberry Blite

Submitted Yesterday’s post was about the usual wildflowers we see in Alberta, but CeeBee has this picture of Strawberry Blite, a showy plant not commonly seen in northern Alberta.  It was growing on the bank of the Burnt River. Thanks, … Continue reading

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Alberta Wilflowers

Our wildflowers are liking all this rain better than the crops.  Here are a few bright spots, flowers that grow in the ditches and around lakes.  Some are labelled, but if you can help name the nameless, please leave a … Continue reading

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Spirit River Museum

So, it’s raining (still).  Looking for something to do in Spirit River?  Why not check out the museum? The Spirit River and District museum is a place where you could spend all rainy day browsing artifacts and articles.  The historic … Continue reading

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Goldenrod: the yellowest thing next to canola and prettier than dandelions.  It’s a lovely wildflower, found in here in the Peace Country summer fields and roadside ditches, accenting the paintbrushes, harebells and yarrow. A couple of interesting things about this … Continue reading

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Historical Photos of Fairview and Dunvegan

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Old Akenum

No one really knows how old Felix Akenum Shaw was when he died in 1928.  Most people figured he had lived somewhere between 105 and 111 years.  Long enough, anyway, that he was called the “oldest human being in the … Continue reading

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